Texas Poppymallow
Callirhoe scabriuscula

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callirhoe (kal-ir-OH-ee) (Info)
Species: scabriuscula (skay-bree-US-kew-luh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 14, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. It is an endangered species and can only be found in small populations in these Texas counties: Coke, Mitchell and Runnels. Texas Poppymallow produces leaves from August to early September forming a basal rosette then bolts in early April setting bloom buds shortly afterwards. The flowering period depends upon the amount and times of precipitation and temperature. The obovate petals are red to purple with a deeper red basal spot and the stigmas red or pink. No new blooms are formed by late June. Fruiting and fruit dispersal occurs in early May to mid-July. By late July, all of the above the soil structures are gone. The 7.8 to 11.9 mm in diameter fruit are composed of 12 to 20 mericarps. The seeds are black and are usually dispersed in a area close to ... read more

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On Aug 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Callirhoe scabriuscula is Endemic to Texas.